Last night’s attack outside an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in London was initially reported to have killed 19 people, now British Police confirms that the death toll has risen to 22 including children, and was carried out by a lone suspect carrying a bomb.
Manchester Police Chief, Constable Ian Hopkin said “the attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device, which he detonated, causing this atrocity”.
Twenty-two people have been killed and 59 injured in what Theresa May called an “appalling, sickening, terrorist attack” at Manchester Arena.
A lone male suicide attacker set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.
Armed police have arrested a 23-year-old man in Chorlton, south Manchester, in connection with the attack.
The first victim has been named as 18-year-old student Georgina Callander.
She was studying health and social care at Runshaw College in Lancashire.
While police believe the suspect was acting alone, investigations are ongoing to establish if he was part of a network and as many as 400 police were deployed overnight,